Having secured an end user computing contract to provide and support desktop PCs, laptops and tablets to State Government agencies, CSC Australia will establish a new office in Adelaide and create an additional 400 jobs in South Australia.
The contract will see South Australia step away from owning and managing physical devices, and only pay for the services it consumes – an approach expected to save the government over $11 million each year. Agencies will have more flexibility and access to innovative ICT solutions to modernise their service delivery.
CSC will invest $5 million to establish a new office in Adelaide, increasing its workforce from 100 to over 700 by the end of the seven-year contract period.
Around 180 public sector staff who are currently delivering end user computing services across government will have the opportunity to express their interest in a position with CSC.
On the new contract, Premier Jay Weatherill said, “These new arrangements will give State Government agencies access to the latest ICT solutions that will help them to deliver flexible and contemporary services to all South Australians.
“The broader economic and employment benefits that will flow from CSC winning the contract are significant. They have committed to establish a local partner network for small to medium local enterprises across the state that will support this new contract.”
An additional 400 jobs will be created in South Australia to support existing CSC clients across Australia and New Zealand.
Seelan Nayagam, managing director, CSC Australia and New Zealand, said, “We commend the SA Government for initiating a technology initiative of this scale which will see the rollout of CSC’s next generation offerings and solution – all aimed at enabling a modern and efficient public service – whilst stimulating the South Australian economy and creating jobs.”